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Fritz Bultman was the kingpin of American impressionist art in the mid-20th century. He had two axes: New Orleans and Provincetown. The most incredible art blog I have ever seen is the story pulled together by a famous writer of the New York Times, David Dunlap. It tells the story of the transformation of Provincetown from a sleep Portuguese fishing town at the butt end of Cape Cod into an art powerhouse. Every art capital should have a blog like this!

http://buildingprovincetown.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/8-miller-hill-road

For a great article about Fritz Bultman:

http://hyperallergic.com/69803/a-blood-on-the-moon-fierceness-fritz-bultmans-paintings-and-collages/

Kent Ct has a similar grand old artist who spearheaded the formation of the Kent Art Association and encourage the growth of a whole generation of artists. In the art world look for such artists – and for such artist families.

In the case of Fritz Bultman the family business and mansion, the Bultman Funeral Home on St Charles Avenue, was the site for the filming of Suddenly Last Summer. And Bethany Bultman, founder of  the Musicians Health Fund (see an additonal post), has generously hosted radical faerie potlucks at the house. (The faeries – always up for a party – are often at the core of NOLa’s events and art activities – and as I am wont to say, more about that in a later post.)